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Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft

Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.

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Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on the UK p...

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In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee claiming that a pair of Trump twe...

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‘Rocket League‘ will die without cross-console multiplayer

All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually migrate to its annual expans...

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Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

Here we go again. In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giv...

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Google Home and Assistant can speak Canadian French now

The first of several new languages for Googles Assistant AI is here, as users have noticed Canadian French as a language option. I was able to switch it on for my Google Home by looking for Assistant Language under device settings in its control app...

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Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels next year

Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OLED TV p...

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Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia

President Barack Obama learned of Russias attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadnt used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...

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‘Titanfall 2‘ DLC adds another weapon slot and new maps on June 27th

It might be hard to top Titanfall 2s last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooters next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months...

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Twitch‘s latest marathon is a six-day ‘MST3K‘ binge

B-movie lovers rejoice, for social video platform Twitch is set to air a Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon lasting a mind-numbing six days. The stream, which features 38 classic episodes, will air on Shout! Factory TVs new Twitch channel from Ju...

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Facebook‘s latest app is designed just for video creators

In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that its planning a whole new app just for them later this year. Its essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed w...

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Nike‘s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-edition shoes

Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the systems first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku, a model desi...

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‘Modern Warfare Remastered‘ heads to PS4 without the bundle

If you were disappointed that you had to keep the 80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, youre in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will reverse t...

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FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet in the US

Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at lea...

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Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in September

VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsungs most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for euro;999 -- which should put it somewhere around 900 -- and will likely launch in late September. The informa...

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Instagram tests sharing posts with only your closest friends

Instagrams algorithmic timeline is an abject failure if you actually want to see all of your friends posts. As a way of seemingly admitting that, the photo-and-video-minded social network is testing a new feature called favorites, according to Th...

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Oliver Stone‘s unhealthy treatment of hacking in Hollywood

Whats so compelling about Oliver Stones recent four-part interview series with Vladimir Putin is probably not what the multi-Oscar-winning director intended. Its the same thing that makes his Snowden biopic its own sort of cipher after the fact....

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China targets livestreaming in latest censorship crackdown

China just shut down livestreaming on three major media platforms -- Weibo, the news site iFeng and the video website ACFUN. Chinas State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television sent notices to the companies ordering them to...

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Google will no longer scan your Gmail for ad targeting

Gmail is the de facto standard for personal email accounts, with more than more than 1.2 billion people using the free service. One criticism, however, is that Google scans your email for keywords so it can better target ads directly to you. Not anym...

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Surface Pro review: Microsoft‘s best hybrid notebook plays it safe

The Surface Pro is everything weve ever wanted from Microsofts Surface line. It fixes the few remaining problems from the Surface Pro 4, a machine that I adored. And yet, its far less exciting than its predecessors. Its the second incremental upg...

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YouTube‘s mobile app will adjust to display videos of any size

YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new metropolitan markets in the US and its new VR180 technology aims to change the w...

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Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves

With the help of NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, researchers made a surprising discovery that goes against what we thought we knew about old galaxies and how they evolve. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a disk-shaped spiral galaxy. Typical of this shape...

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‘Pokmon Go‘ badasses can now play Raid Battles

Some Pokeacute;mon Go players can now start working in groups to take on powerful creatures in Raid Battles, one of the long-awaited features for the popular augmented reality game. Theres a catch, though: Pokeacute;mon trainers have to be level 3...

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An algorithm customizes exoskeletons to fit a person‘s needs

Scientists have been studying exoskeletons in nature for years, and theyve been trying to figure out how to adapt them for human use. After all, a powered exoskeleton could change the lives of people who have mobility issues, whether due to age, inj...

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